MATING PERUVIAN CHAMPION ALMUDENA

From time to time we come across a mare who is “not from around here,” as the expression goes. This is often an imported mare whose pedigree, while quite possibly high-class in her own environment, has little in common with the population in her new home. Planning a mating for

REVOLUTIONARY WIN FOR THE BLUSHING GROOM LINE

This post first appeared on the Bloodhorse. Read the original post on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/76093/revolutionary-win-for-the-blushing-groom-line#ixzz2NRWCU7mz Those who have been around the Thoroughbred breeding industry for some time know that the rapidity with which sire lines rise and fall is an ever present cause for reflection. Not long ago Blushing Groom, for example, was

TURNING TO TURF

  It might be a bit too early to say that “The Winds of Change are Blowing Through the Nation,” but with frequently expressed concerns about the durability and stamina of the U.S. Thoroughbred, there appears to be a move that indicates stallion masters and breeders are willing to at

A TRIP DOWN UNDER

With a cold January ahead, I was fortunate enough to get out of the chilly climes of Lexington and make my way down to Australia to work alongside the team at Champion Thoroughbreds and also Aquanita Racing for the Magic Millions, Inglis Classic and NZB Karaka Yearling Sales. I will

DRUNKARD’S WALK

A combination of sales, matings and sire anaylses has somewhat slowed our blogging output of late, but we have still been keeping a close eye on pedigree events around the world (much aided by the stakes digest in the Pedigree Analysis program). So we thought we’d spare a few moments

FAREWELL TO CLAIBORNE’S BREED SHAPER

October 6 brought the news that Pulpit, a leading commercial sire for almost a decade and a half, had died in his paddock. The 18-year-old stallion was bred by Claiborne Farm, raced in the Claiborne colors, and stood his entire stud career at the Paris, Ky., nursery. A member of

FRANKEL HIGHLIGHTS THE SUCCESS OF DANEHILL MARES

On a week when much will be written about the great Frankel (Galileo–Kind, by Danehill) as he retires to Juddmonte Farms to serve his first season at stud in 2013, this writer had pause to reflect on the outstanding performance of his broodmare sire, Danehill, who has thus far proved

NEW APPROACH HEADS THE EUROPEAN FRESHMAN

The weekend saw New Approach, become the first European-based freshman sire of 2012 to be represented by a group one winner, his son Dawn Approach taking the Vincent O’Brien Stakes (formerly National Stakes) (gr. I) by 4¾ lengths. This was the fifth win in five starts for Dawn Approach, who

DREAM FULFILLED

With Danedream flashing her credentials for a shot a back-to-back victories in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (gr. I), with a score in the Grosser-Preis Von Baden (gr. I) at the weekend, we thought it was worth a look back at her pedigree from this article we wrote for

KAUAI KATIE: REPEATING THE PATTERN

It’s still very early in the season for serious juvenile competition, but there is no doubt that one of the most impressive 2-year-old fillies seen to date is Kauai Katie. Successful by 12 lengths on her debut, the Stonestreet Stable color-bearer returned to action at Saratoga in the Adirondack Stakes